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Old 09-24-2021, 07:47 PM   #31
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I would use the library to get big name writers books, but now most of them have changed over to you can only download to a tablet or device and read on app. So I have basically stopped using the library.
So a service other than Overdrive carries the books you are interested in? Which one(s)?

In theory I don’t mind reading on a tablet, but there’s plenty of things from Overdrive that I’m interested in, it’s the only ones I can read with Kindle/Kindle app, so I don’t check the others very often, even though I have access to other services.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:13 PM   #32
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Just as an FYI, it won’t change your mind, you can now pass on a book when it becomes available to you and you don’t lose your place in line. One side benefit is that books become available faster than you’d expect . . . .
That does happen.

I've also seen the opposite, where my number in line goes up over time. The library director? Mayor? Police Commissioner? I don't know, but somebody must have clout.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:29 PM   #33
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I like not having to finish reading before the library owned ebook expires on my Kindle. Also the library owned ebooks are only available for so many borrows and then the library has to repurchase the ability to provide access to them again. At least once I've gotten on a list of readers waiting to read a given ebook from the library and their access has expired leaving me in the lurch. Why put up with that when I can purchase a given book on my own? And some books are parts of series so by buying them I have instant access any time I want. The Myrtle Clover mystery series by Elizabeth Spann Craig is an example 18 books and more coming in the future (at least one). I don't know if my local library even has her books in eformat to tell the truth.
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So a service other than Overdrive carries the books you are interested in? Which one(s)?

In theory I don’t mind reading on a tablet, but there’s plenty of things from Overdrive that I’m interested in, it’s the only ones I can read with Kindle/Kindle app, so I don’t check the others very often, even though I have access to other services.
There isn't another service, so I simply don't get library books. If a book goes on sale, at a price I'm willing to pay, I buy it. I have tons of books to read, I don't need the few from the library I would get each year.
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:45 PM   #35
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There isn't another service, so I simply don't get library books. If a book goes on sale, at a price I'm willing to pay, I buy it. I have tons of books to read, I don't need the few from the library I would get each year.
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Old 09-27-2021, 04:44 PM   #36
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I read a mix of library books and books I have bought. I usually have a few going at the same time. I manage my library hold list so that I only have one or two out at a time. My library has an option to push out the date to "rent" it when it comes available. So it's very manageable that way. The vast majority of the books I read are library books, physical or ebook, and the rest are ebooks I've bought, with a pretty hard cap of $2.99. I'm patient and just watch for sales. I'm not fussy about formatting as long as it's not unreadable.
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Old 09-30-2021, 10:16 AM   #37
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Because i can not.The rotten (adobe) drm stuff that is WC only,and i use Linux. So no amazon and all that use drm.
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Old 09-30-2021, 04:23 PM   #38
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Because i can not.The rotten (adobe) drm stuff that is WC only,and i use Linux. So no amazon and all that use drm.
If your library system uses Overdrive/Libby, then you may be able to use the web version of Libby at https://libbyapp.com/. I don't use it for reading books because I have a Kindle, but I like it for browsing the library and for borrowing and reading magazines when I'm at my computer.
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Old 09-30-2021, 05:21 PM   #39
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Because i can not.The rotten (adobe) drm stuff that is WC only,and i use Linux. So no amazon and all that use drm.
I use Linux. My solution was to get a used Tolino (and later a PocketBook). They have the Adobe ADE built in. So all you have to do is download the .ascm file, move it to the Tolino or PocketBook and it downloads the ePub for you. The PocketBook has a "Send to PocketBook" feature, so you can borrow the book with your computer or smartphone and "Send to Pocket" wirelessly. You can also do it all via the built in browsers in both devices, but eInk browsers are slow (though the Pocketbook is better as it will keep you logged into your library account).
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Because i can not.The rotten (adobe) drm stuff that is WC only,and i use Linux. So no amazon and all that use drm.
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Not sure if you are aware of a new calibre plugin but the ACSM input plugin is now available. I've done some limited testing and it worked for ~12 EPUBs and the one PDF I tested. Basically, you can drop the .acsm file into calibre and it will be imported, etc. without needing ADE as an intermediate step.
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Old 09-30-2021, 06:04 PM   #41
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Because i can not.The rotten (adobe) drm stuff that is WC only,and i use Linux. So no amazon and all that use drm.
There are e-ink ereaders that will allow you to obtain Overdrive library books directly on the reader. I know Tolino and Kobo have this ability.

An android or Apple tablet or smartphone would work with Overdrive library books and with Amazon, Kobo or other stores, if you are ok with reading on one of those (e-ink vs LCD is a very personal choice which has been the subject of many debates on Mobileread....)
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Not sure if you are aware of a new calibre plugin but the ACSM input plugin is now available. I've done some limited testing and it worked for ~12 EPUBs and the one PDF I tested. Basically, you can drop the .acsm file into calibre and it will be imported, etc. without needing ADE as an intermediate step.
Works! Thanks! Now I've got to see if Kindle books still work with the newest plugin. ... And it still works. Finally a real reason to upgrade Calibre.
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Q John F No i had no idea,looked it up and its a replacement for ade so you need adobe id, nice to see people work on linux solutions. besides A ALF works on WC. And as i was a victim of the first server shutdown long ago and lost al e-books i pass for anything that need a 3th party to work. Just grumpy me

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